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Zen Garden Restaurant

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Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
254 8034466
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 28
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exquisite gardens

Zen is the place to go for a lunch meal on a sunny day.The gardens are very beautiful, the food presentation is lovely and very tasty though the portions are quite ungenerous.Kids have a bouncing castle to keep them busy.The only negative we experienced was with the waiters who were slow and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
faith m
,
nairobi
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A nice garden/patio setting. The food was neither memorable nor tasty, and very expensive. It was simply not worth it.

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nairobi
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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Zen is the place to go for a lunch meal on a sunny day.The gardens are very beautiful, the food presentation is lovely and very tasty though the portions are quite ungenerous.Kids have a bouncing castle to keep them busy.The only negative we experienced was with the waiters who were slow and confused when taking our orders.In overall though this... More 

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Cairo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Love the food and garden setting - ideal for breakfast, lunch and supper with family, friends or more formal occasions due to your various eating options - a regular restaurant choice for us...kiddies love the open spaces and garden setting

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Portugal
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

As so often, we wanted to take our Sunday lunch at Zen. With small kids the side with the trampolin and the bouncy castle are perfect. However, we were told that there is a new policy, that on Sundays no more Asian food is served on that side. Well, there are many other restaurants in Nairobi with entertainment for kids... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Enjoyed a nice outdoor table with coworkers and had some fantastic appetizers that served as my meal for the night. Great service and awesome food. Not a single complaint to be served.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I've been meaning to go to Zen for quite a while. A few of us eventually made the trip there, and I wasn't disappointed. The decor was brilliant, and there's ample space for indoor and outdoor seating. Since that time, we've been there multiple times, only for their Asian food. One time we had dim sum there; now, it tasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The service and food was excellent, with a lovely ambience in the place. No more to be said! I highly recommend Zen Gardens.

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London, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I visited Zen garden for the 6th time in Kenya and I have to say that it is wonderful there is a trampoline for children to play on and the nature around you is so comforting and the garden it self is beautiful very green and lush. The food is great I have to say that the pizza is a... More 

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Nairobi
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We had a private room for a lunch for 10pax. The room was beautifully organised. The food was great and the waiters assigned to us attentive. Just what you need for a perfect Sunday lunch! The restaurant is popular so reservation highly recommended and getting there early if you want parking close by.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Not bad at all. Freshness all the way. If you want juices without sugar, you may be disappointed except for Water Melon. It is a lovely place, lovely drive and good ambiance. Staff were friendly and quite experiences - understands the meaning of customer service. Not crazy about the dessert though, tried all the options available - went with family... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lower Kabete Road, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 254 8034466

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

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